House of Lords Journal 239 (Session 2005-06)


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Tuesday 5th July 2005

The House met at half-past two o’clock.

The following Lords Spiritual and Temporal were present:

Falconer of Thoroton, L.
(Lord Chancellor)

Ackner, L.
Addington, L.
Adonis, L.
Ahmed, L.
Allenby of Megiddo, V.
Alli, L.
Alton of Liverpool, L.
Amos, B.
Ampthill, L.
Andrews, B.
Anelay of St Johns, B.
Arran, E.
Ashcroft, L.
Ashley of Stoke, L.
Ashton of Upholland, B.
Astor, V.
Astor of Hever, L.
Attlee, E.
Avebury, L.
Bach, L.
Baker of Dorking, L.
Barnett, L.
Bassam of Brighton, L.
Beaumont of Whitley, L.
Berkeley, L.
Best, L.
Bhatia, L.
Bhattacharyya, L.
Biffen, L.
Billingham, B.
Bilston, L.
Birt, L.
Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B.
Boothroyd, B.
Borrie, L.
Boston of Faversham, L.
Bowness, L.
Brabazon of Tara, L.
Bradshaw, L.
Bragg, L.
Brennan, L.
Brett, L.
Bridgeman, V.
Brooke of Alverthorpe, L.
Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, L.
Brookman, L.
Brooks of Tremorfa, L.
Brougham and Vaux, L.
Burlison, L.
Buscombe, B.
Caithness, E.
Campbell of Alloway, L.
Campbell-Savours, L.
Carnegy of Lour, B.
Carter, L.
Carter of Coles, L.
Chapman, B.
Chester, Bp.
Chidgey, L.
Chorley, L.
Christopher, L.
Clarke of Hampstead, L.
Clement-Jones, L.
Clinton-Davis, L.
Cobbold, L.
Cohen of Pimlico, B.
Colwyn, L.
Condon, L.
Cope of Berkeley, L.
Corbett of Castle Vale, L.
Courtown, E.
Cox, B.
Craig of Radley, L.
Craigavon, V.
Crathorne, L.
Crawley, B.
Crickhowell, L.
Currie of Marylebone, L.
Dahrendorf, L.
Darcy de Knayth, B.
David, B.
Davies of Coity, L.
Davies of Oldham, L.
Dean of Harptree, L.
Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B.
Dearing, L.
Denham, L.
Desai, L.
Dholakia, L.
Dixon-Smith, L.
Donaldson of Lymington, L.
Donoughue, L.
D’Souza, B.
Dubs, L.
Dundee, E.
Dykes, L.

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Eccles, V.
Eccles of Moulton, B.
Elder, L.
Elliott of Morpeth, L.
Erroll, E.
Evans of Parkside, L.
Evans of Temple Guiting, L.
Ezra, L.
Falkland, V.
Falkner of Margravine, B.
Farrington of Ribbleton, B.
Faulkner of Worcester, L.
Fearn, L.
Feldman, L.
Ferrers, E.
Filkin, L.
Flather, B.
Fookes, B.
Forsyth of Drumlean, L.
Foster of Bishop Auckland, L.
Foulkes of Cumnock, L.
Fowler, L.
Fraser of Carmyllie, L.
Fyfe of Fairfield, L.
Gale, B.
Garden, L.
Gardner of Parkes, B.
Garel-Jones, L.
Gavron, L.
Giddens, L.
Gilbert, L.
Glasgow, E.
Glentoran, L.
Golding, B.
Goodhart, L.
Gordon of Strathblane, L.
Goschen, V.
Goudie, B.
Gould of Potternewton, B.
Graham of Edmonton, L.
Gray of Contin, L.
Greaves, L.
Greengross, B.
Greenway, L.
Gregson, L.
Griffiths of Burry Port, L.
Grocott, L.
Hamilton of Epsom, L.
Hamwee, B.
Hanham, B.
Hannay of Chiswick, L.
Harris of Haringey, L.
Harris of Richmond, B.
Harrison, L.
Hart of Chilton, L.
Haskel, L.
Haworth, L.
Hayhoe, L.
Hayman, B.
Henig, B.
Henley, L.
Hogg of Cumbernauld, L.
Hollis of Heigham, B.
Hooper, B.
Hooson, L.
Howarth of Breckland, B.
Howarth of Newport, L.
Howe of Aberavon, L.
Howe of Idlicote, B.
Howell of Guildford, L.
Howells of St. Davids, B.
Howie of Troon, L.
Hoyle, L.
Hughes of Woodside, L.
Hunt of Chesterton, L.
Hunt of Kings Heath, L.
Hunt of Wirral, L.
Hurd of Westwell, L.
Hylton, L.
Inge, L.
Inglewood, L.
Irvine of Lairg, L.
Janner of Braunstone, L.
Jellicoe, E.
Jenkin of Roding, L.
Joffe, L.
Jones, L.
Jones of Cheltenham, L.
Jopling, L.
Judd, L.
Kimball, L.
King of West Bromwich, L.
Kingsland, L.
Kinnock, L.
Kirkham, L.
Kirkhill, L.
Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L.
Knight of Collingtree, B.
Laing of Dunphail, L.
Laird, L.
Laming, L.
Lamont of Lerwick, L.
Lang of Monkton, L.
Lawson of Blaby, L.
Layard, L.
Lea of Crondall, L.
Leicester, Bp.
Levy, L.
Lindsay, E.
Linklater of Butterstone, B.
Lipsey, L.
Listowel, E.
Livsey of Talgarth, L.
Lloyd of Berwick, L.
Lockwood, B.
Lucas, L.
Luke, L.
Lyell, L.
Lyell of Markyate, L.
McColl of Dulwich, L.
McDonagh, B.
Macdonald of Tradeston, L.
McIntosh of Haringey, L.
McIntosh of Hudnall, B.
MacKenzie of Culkein, L.
Mackenzie of Framwellgate, L.
McKenzie of Luton, L.
Mackie of Benshie, L.
Maclennan of Rogart, L.
McNally, L.
Maddock, B.
Maginnis of Drumglass, L.
Mancroft, L.
Mar, C.
Mar and Kellie, E.
Marlesford, L.
Marsh, L.
Masham of Ilton, B.
Mason of Barnsley, L.
Massey of Darwen, B.
Maxton, L.
Mayhew of Twysden, L.
Merlyn-Rees, L.
Methuen, L.
Miller of Chilthorne Domer, B.
Miller of Hendon, B.
Mitchell, L.
Monro of Langholm, L.
Monson, L.
Montagu of Beaulieu, L.
Montgomery of Alamein, V.
Montrose, D.
Moonie, L.
Morgan, L.
Morgan of Drefelin, B.
Morgan of Huyton, B.
Morris of Aberavon, L.
Morris of Bolton, B.
Moser, L.
Mowbray and Stourton, L.
Moynihan, L.
Murphy, B.
Murton of Lindisfarne, L.
Naseby, L.
Neuberger, B.
Newton of Braintree, L.
Nicol, B.
Northbourne, L.
Northbrook, L.
Northover, B.
Norton of Louth, L.
O’Cathain, B.
O’Neill of Bengarve, B.
O’Neill of Clackmannan, L.
Oppenheim-Barnes, B.
Ouseley, L.
Oxford, Bp.
Palmer, L.
Park of Monmouth, B.
Patel, L.
Patel of Blackburn, L.
Patten, L.
Pearson of Rannoch, L.
Peel, E.
Pendry, L.
Peston, L.
Peyton of Yeovil, L.
Phillips of Sudbury, L.
Pilkington of Oxenford, L.
Pitkeathley, B.
Plant of Highfield, L.
Platt of Writtle, B.
Ponsonby of Shulbrede, L.
Portsmouth, Bp.
Powell of Bayswater, L.
Prosser, B.
Prys-Davies, L.
Puttnam, L.
Quinton, L.
Quirk, L.
Ramsay of Cartvale, B.
Ramsbotham, L.
Randall of St. Budeaux, L.
Rawlings, B.
Razzall, L.
Rea, L.
Redesdale, L.

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Rees, L.
Rees-Mogg, L.
Rendell of Babergh, B.
Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L.
Renton, L.
Renton of Mount Harry, L.
Richard, L.
Richardson of Calow, B.
Rix, L.
Roberts of Conwy, L.
Roberts of Llandudno, L.
Robertson of Port Ellen, L.
Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L.
Rosser, L.
Rosslyn, E.
Rotherwick, L.
Rowlands, L.
Royall of Blaisdon, B.
Russell-Johnston, L.
Ryder of Wensum, L.
St. Albans, Bp.
St. John of Bletso, L.
St John of Fawsley, L.
Saltoun of Abernethy, Ly.
Sandberg, L.
Sanderson of Bowden, L.
Sandwich, E.
Sawyer, L.
Scotland of Asthal, B.
Scott of Needham Market, B.
Seccombe, B.
Selborne, E.
Selsdon, L.
Sewel, L.
Sharp of Guildford, B.
Sharples, B.
Shaw of Northstead, L.
Sheldon, L.
Shephard of Northwold, B.
Shrewsbury, E.
Shutt of Greetland, L.
Simon, V.
Skelmersdale, L.
Skidelsky, L.
Slim, V.
Slynn of Hadley, L.
Smith of Clifton, L.
Smith of Gilmorehill, B.
Snape, L.
Southwark, Bp.
Southwell and Nottingham, Bp.
Steel of Aikwood, L.
Steinberg, L.
Stern, B.
Stewartby, L.
Stoddart of Swindon, L.
Stone of Blackheath, L.
Strabolgi, L.
Stratford, L.
Strathclyde, L.
Sutherland of Houndwood, L.
Swinfen, L.
Symons of Vernham Dean, B.
Tanlaw, L.
Taverne, L.
Taylor of Blackburn, L.
Taylor of Bolton, B.
Taylor of Warwick, L.
Tebbit, L.
Temple-Morris, L.
Thomas of Walliswood, B.
Thornton, B.
Tonge, B.
Tordoff, L.
Trefgarne, L.
Trenchard, V.
Trumpington, B.
Truscott, L.
Tugendhat, L.
Tunnicliffe, L.
Turner of Camden, B.
Uddin, B.
Ullswater, V.
Vinson, L.
Waddington, L.
Wade of Chorlton, L.
Wakeham, L.
Wall of New Barnet, B.
Wallace of Saltaire, L.
Walpole, L.
Walton of Detchant, L.
Warner, L.
Warnock, B.
Warwick of Undercliffe, B.
Watson of Invergowrie, L.
Watson of Richmond, L.
Waverley, V.
Weatherill, L.
Wedderburn of Charlton, L.
Whitaker, B.
Whitty, L.
Wilcox, B.
Williamson of Horton, L.
Wilson of Dinton, L.
Wilson of Tillyorn, L.
Windlesham, L.
Worcester, Bp.
Wright of Richmond, L.
Young of Norwood Green, L.


PRAYERS were read by the Lord Bishop of Leicester.

1.Lord Bilston—Dennis Turner Esquire, having been created Baron Bilston, of Bilston in the County of West Midlands, for life by Letters Patent dated in the afternoon of 20th June 2005, was introduced between the Lord Evans of Parkside and the Lord Grocott, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and took and subscribed the oath pursuant to statute (see Appendix 1).
2.Lord Moonie—Lewis George Moonie Esquire, having been created Baron Moonie, of Bennochy in Fife, for life by Letters Patent dated in the forenoon of 22nd June 2005, was introduced between the Baroness Goudie and the Lord Elder, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King of Arms preceding; and made and subscribed the solemn affirmation pursuant to statute (see Appendix 2).

Judicial Business

3.Adlem (Petitioner) v. I N Newman Limited (Respondents)—The petition of Richard Thomas Adlem praying for leave to appeal was presented and referred to an Appeal Committee.

Papers

4.Command Paper—The following paper was presented to the House by command of Her Majesty and ordered to lie on the Table:

Legal Aid—A Fairer Deal for Legal Aid.

(6591)

5.Affirmative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House for approval by resolution and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Draft Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Overseas Relationships and Consequential, etc. Amendments) Order 2005, laid under the Civil Partnership Act 2004, together with an Explanatory Memorandum;
2. (i)Draft Code of Practice: Access and Unfair Practices during Recognition and Derecognition Ballots, together with an Explanatory Memorandum—

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(ii)Draft Code of Practice: Industrial Action Ballots and Notice to Employers, together with an Explanatory Memorandum—
 laid under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
6.Negative Instruments—The following instruments were laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:
1.Housing (Right to Buy) (Information to Secure Tenants) (England) Order 2005, laid under the Housing Act 1985;
 (1735)
2.Employment Zones (Amendment) Regulations 2005, laid under the Jobseekers Act 1995;
 (1744)
3.Civil Legal Aid (General) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2005, laid under the Legal Aid Act 1988.
 (1802)
7.Paper not subject to parliamentary proceedings—The following paper was laid before the House and ordered to lie on the Table:

Report of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Explosives for Northern Ireland, laid under the Explosives Act 1875.

Select Committee Reports

8.Merits of Statutory Instruments—The following Report from the Select Committee was made and ordered to be printed:

5th Report, on the following affirmative instruments:

Draft Community Legal Service (Cost Protection) (Amendment) Regulations 2005;

Draft Community Legal Service (Scope) Regulations 2005;

Revised Funding Code prepared by the Legal Services Commission;

Draft Age-Related Payments Regulations 2005;

and on the following negative instruments:

Registration of Fish Buyers and Sellers and Designation of Fish Auction Sites Regulations 2005;

Student Fees (Amounts) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005. (HL Paper 18)

9.Statutory Instruments—The First Report from the Joint Committee was made on certain statutory instruments, including the following affirmative instruments:

Draft Age-Related Payments Regulations 2005;

Draft Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2005;

Draft Civil Partnership (Amendments to Registration Provisions) Order 2005;

Draft Civil Partnership (Contracted-Out Occupational and Appropriate Personal Pension Schemes) (Surviving Civil Partners) Order 2005;

Draft Civil Partnership (Pensions and Benefit Payments) (Consequential, etc. Provisions) Order 2005;

Draft Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Amendment of List of Responders) Order 2005;

Draft Civil Procedure (Modification of Crown Proceedings Act 1947) Order 2005;

Draft Community Legal Service (Cost Protection) (Amendment) Regulations 2005;

Draft Community Legal Service (Scope) Regulations 2005;

Draft Companies Act 1989 (Delegation) Order 2005;

Draft Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005;

Draft Direction given by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland under Section 51B(2) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998;

Draft Dentists Act 1984 (Amendment) Order 2005;

Draft Extradition Act 2003 (Amendment to Designations) (No.2) Order 2005;

Draft Financial Assistance Scheme (Internal Review) Regulations 2005;

Draft Financial Assistance Scheme Regulations 2005;

Draft Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2005;

Draft Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2005;

Draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order 2005;

Draft International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2005;

Draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2005;

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Draft Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2005;

Draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2005;

Draft Northern Ireland Act 2000 (Modification) (No. 2) Order 2005;

Draft Pension Protection Fund (Investigation by PPF Ombudsman of Complaints of Maladministration) Regulations 2005;

Draft Pension Protection Fund (PPF Ombudsman) Amendment Order 2005;

Draft Pension Protection Fund (Reference of Reviewable Matters to the PPF Ombudsman;

Draft Railways Act 1993 (Determination of Turnover) Order 2005;

Draft Railways (Convention on International Carriage by Rail) Regulations 2005;

Draft Revised Funding Code;

Draft Water Act 2003 (Consequential and Supplementary Provisions) Regulations 2005;

Draft Water Supply Licence (Modification of Standard Conditions) Order 2005;

it was ordered that the Report be printed. (HL Paper 19)

10.Science and Technology—The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed:

Ageing: Scientific Aspects; (First Report—HL Paper 20)

Energy Efficiency. (2nd Report—HL Paper 21)

11.European Union—The following Reports from the Select Committee were made and ordered to be printed, together with the Minutes of Evidence:

The 2006 EC Budget; (5th Report—HL Paper 22)

Completing the Internal Market in Services; (6th Report—HL Paper 23)

European Union Fisheries Legislation; (7th Report—HL Paper 24)

Evidence from the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament on European Contract Law, Rome II, and Better Regulation. (8th Report—HL Paper 25)

Private Business

12.London Local Authorities Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Jenkin of Roding that the bill be now read a second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Select Committee.
13.London Local Authorities Bill [HL]—The petition against the bill from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (No.5) was withdrawn.

Public Business

14.Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill—A bill to authorise the use of resources for the service of the year ending with 31st March 2006 and to apply certain sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the year ending 31st March 2006; to appropriate the supply authorised in this Session of Parliament for the service of the year ending with 31st March 2006; and to repeal certain Consolidated Fund and Appropriation Acts was brought from the Commons endorsed with the certificate of the Speaker that the bill is a money bill, and read a first time.
15.Fishery Limits (United Kingdom) Bill [HL]—The order of commitment was discharged.
16.Borough Freedom (Family Succession) Bill [HL]—It was moved by the Lord Graham of Edmonton that the bill be now read as second time; after debate, the motion was agreed to and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole House.
17.Cyprus: Annan Plan—The Lord Maginnis of Drumglass asked Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the Annan Plan referendum, they have met their obligation towards the restoration of full international human rights to the citizens of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus; after debate, the question was answered by the Baroness Royall of Blaisdon.
18.Parenting—The Baroness Massey of Darwen asked Her Majesty’s Government what strategies they are developing to encourage effective parenting; after debate, the question was answered by the Lord Adonis.

The House was adjourned at twenty-one minutes past eight o’clock
till tomorrow, half-past two o’clock.

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APPENDIX 1

ELIZABETH THE SECOND by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen Head of the Commonwealth Defender of the Faith To all Lords Spiritual and Temporal and all other Our Subjects whatsoever to whom these Presents shall come Greeting Know Ye that We of Our especial grace certain knowledge and mere motion in pursuance of the Life Peerages Act 1958 and of all other powers in that behalf Us enabling do by these Presents advance create and prefer Our right trusty and well beloved Dennis Turner Esquire to the state degree style dignity title and honour of Baron Bilston of Bilston in Our County of West Midlands

And for Us Our heirs and successors do appoint give and grant unto him the said name state degree style dignity title and honour of Baron Bilston to have and to hold unto him for his life

Willing and by these Presents granting for Us Our heirs and successors that he may have hold and possess a seat place and voice in the Parliaments and Public Assemblies and Councils of Us Our heirs and successors within Our United Kingdom amongst the Barons And also that he may enjoy and use all the rights privileges pre-eminences immunities and advantages to the degree of a Baron duly and of right belonging which Barons of Our United Kingdom have heretofore used and enjoyed or as they do at present use and enjoy

In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent Witness Ourself at Westminster the afternoon of the twentieth day of June in the fifty-fourth year of Our Reign

BY WARRANT UNDER THE QUEEN’S SIGN MANUAL


APPENDIX 2

ELIZABETH THE SECOND by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen Head of the Commonwealth Defender of the Faith To all Lords Spiritual and Temporal and all other Our Subjects whatsoever to whom these Presents shall come Greeting Know Ye that We of Our especial grace certain knowledge and mere motion in pursuance of the Life Peerages Act 1958 and of all other powers in that behalf Us enabling do by these Presents advance create and prefer Our right trusty and well beloved Lewis George Moonie Esquire to the state degree style dignity title and honour of Baron Moonie of Bennochy in Fife

And for Us Our heirs and successors do appoint give and grant unto him the said name state degree style dignity title and honour of Baron Moonie to have and to hold unto him for his life

Willing and by these Presents granting for Us Our heirs and successors that he may have hold and possess a seat place and voice in the Parliaments and Public Assemblies and Councils of Us Our heirs and successors within Our United Kingdom amongst the Barons And also that he may enjoy and use all the rights privileges pre-eminences immunities and advantages to the degree of a Baron duly and of right belonging which Barons of Our United Kingdom have heretofore used and enjoyed or as they do at present use and enjoy

In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent Witness Ourself at Westminster the forenoon of the twenty-second day of June in the fifty-fourth year of Our Reign

BY WARRANT UNDER THE QUEEN’S SIGN MANUAL